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Stowe Mountain Resort - JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR
  • Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
  • Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe, stowe.com

"Aspen of the East" boasts unrelenting verticals, a fully stocked terrain park, a fancy lodge and a first-rate performing arts center. It's also located in Stowe, regarded as one of the top ski towns in New England, thanks to its lively nightlife, thriving restaurant scene and postcard-worthy downtown village.

Bolton Valley Resort

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton, boltonvalley.com

Just a half-hour drive from downtown, Bolton is Burlington's closest ski area and one of the best peaks for night skiing and riding.

Burlington Country Club

568 S. Prospect St., Burlington, burlingtoncountryclub.org

Once it's covered with snow, the hill at BCC becomes Burlington's most popular sledding destination. But watch your speed, hot dog. Kids and families abound.

Catamount Outdoor Family Center

592 Gov. Chittenden Rd., Williston, catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.org
COURTESY OF CATAMOUNT OUTDOOR FAMILY CENTER
  • Courtesy of Catamount Outdoor Family Center

Don't let the "family" in the title keep you away from this 500-acre spread on the outskirts of Burlington. Come here to cross-country ski all winter and bike and run the rest of the year.

Mad River Glen

57 Schuss Pass, Waitsfield, madriverglen.com

Mad River Glen takes its motto seriously: Ski it if you can. The mountain's famous single-chair lift delivers skiers to some of the toughest terrain in the East. Sorry, brah, no snowboarders allowed.

Smugglers' Notch Resort

4323 Route 108, Jeffersonville, smuggs.com

Smuggs offers three mountains of downhill slopes for top-notch tree skiing and riding — not to mention a sweet terrain park.

Sugarbush Resort

1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, sugarbush.com
Sugarbush Resort - COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE HARRIS
  • Courtesy of Charlotte Harris
  • Sugarbush Resort

Great grooming makes Sugarbush's varied terrain a cut above. Catch some amazing views on Snowball, Jester, Troll Road or Domino.

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